Broome Hearing

Access and inclusion

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Broome from Monday 17 June 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019. The Royal Commission inquired into:

  • the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when it comes to aged care services
  • the perspective and experience of people who access aged care in remote areas including family members and carers
  • the nature and scope of aged care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas
  • the barriers to accessing aged care services for people living in remote areas
  • the challenges of maintaining an adequately skilled and culturally appropriate workforce
  • good practice care models for people living in remote areas.

Further information

  • The Broome Hearing closed on Wednesday 19 June 2019.
  • Applications for leave to appear at the public hearing closed 5pm (ACST) on Thursday 6 June 2019.
  • Exhibit documents relating to this hearing have been published on the Public hearings – 17-19 June 2019 page.
  • Transcripts and a Witness list are available for all days of the hearing.
  • A webcast of the hearing is available as well as an audio version.

Further assistance

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